Senior Center News: Oct. 20

Medicare Part D

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D continues through Dec. 7. The Wilton Department of Social Services offers three distinct opportunities for Wilton seniors to get the latest news.

Beginning today, seniors have the opportunity to meet with Ellen Abend, a Choices volunteer, to review their Medicare Part D plan. It is recommended that all Medicare beneficiaries review their Part D prescription plan annually to determine if the plan in which they are currently enrolled will continue to be the best plan for them in the coming year. Appointments are being scheduled for Thursdays from 10 to 1 during the current open enrollment period which ends on Dec. 7. Call Debbie Wolyniec at Wilton Social Services — 203-834-6238 — to schedule an appointment.

On Monday, Oct. 24, Nancy Lombard, CHOICES specialist from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA), will present What’s New with Medicare in the senior center lounge from 1:30 to 3. This program will contain useful information for all Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those seniors new to Medicare. Advance registration is not required.

On Monday, Nov. 7, representatives from SWCAA will meet one-on-one with individuals in the senior center technology room regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Appointments are available between 10 and 2 for any Medicare beneficiary who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both.November is the time to get the help you need to choose or change your prescription drug plan. It is strongly recommended that you review your plan annually as plan coverage and drug costs often change for the coming year. In order to attend this session you must schedule an appointment through the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. Speak with either Debbie or Lauren.

November book discussion

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Sandy Soson will lead the discussion of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The quintessential Victorian novel, it tells the coming-of-age story of the rural orphan Pip as he makes his way up through the ranks of London society.

The book discussion takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. The discussion begins at 11, followed by lunch ($3) at noon. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Declutter and get organized

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3, Alexis Boccanfuso, owner of Clutterphobe, will conduct a class on decluttering and getting organized. This event is free and open to the public.  This seminar is sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. It will take place at the Wilton Senior Center.

Coming events

For the week of Oct. 21:

Friday, Oct. 21, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Introduction to Bridge with Michael Hess; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Oct. 24, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge; 1:30, Medicare Update with Nancy Lombard of Southwestern Agency on Aging.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Sandy Soson; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 1, Studio Knitting with Lizabeth Doty; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home Declutter Seminar with Alexis Boccanfuso.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 10, Watercolor; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Pet Portraits with Cindy Sinor.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11:10, The Conversation Project with Christine Pfeffer of Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.